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The Line: Senator Pete Domenici Passes Away

NMiF: Senator Pete Domenici

September 15, 2017 – Senator Pete Domenici, a political “giant” who served the people of New Mexico in the U.S. Senate for almost forty years, passed away this week.  Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists talk about his legacy as a true leader, his ability to bring consensus in Congress, his knack for connecting with New Mexicans and his tireless work for our state.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Inez Russell Gomez, opinion page editor for the Santa Fe New Mexican
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

The Line: Future Of DACA

NMiF: DACA

Photo by Kevin Maestas

September 8, 2017 – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced this week that the Trump administration is ending the DACA program, which began during the Obama administration. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals allowed some young people, who were brought to the U.S. without documentation as children, to apply for work permits and receive temporary protection from deportation. Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists discuss the announcement and what it means for New Mexicans.

Line Panelists:
Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science Department
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP